pretty sure they aren't muscovies...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by v.cyr, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my GF's uncle bought these "Muscovies" at a local farm auction...

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    he is still convinced they are Muscovies, on the grounds that (and I quote) "they ain't quackin"... I was thinking that they might be Magpies, because of the markings, but when I looked them up, I saw they were a light breed... and these ducks are HUGE... bigger even than Muscovies, and they are still young... any guesses...
     
  2. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to tell from the photo. Muscovies have a longer bill and longer nails. Yours could also be a muscovy/maybe pekin hybrid. I've never had any, but I hear that they can get HUGE.
     
  3. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:believe it or not, that is the best pic we got... they run and hide from everything, so they are tough to get good shots of...
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    v.cyr :

    Quote:believe it or not, that is the best pic we got... they run and hide from everything, so they are tough to get good shots of...

    Muscovies also have a little bean at the end of their bill, I can't tell if your ducks have it. they are pretty though.​
     
  5. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I had to guess I would say that they are a muscovy/pekin cross....they have a slight muscovy look about them but at that size and age they should have caruncles....I also want to say I see really slight caruncles. [​IMG]
     
  6. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he would be really disappointed if they were... he was trying to get a flock of muscovies going again, after his last few died this last winter, and thought he was buying breeding stock( they were labeled as 2 hens and 2 drakes at the auction)... but if they are mules then that plan goes out the window... and even if they aren't, the fact that none are quacking yet would imply they are all drakes anyhow...
     
  7. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The do have a muscovy look on them, but I doubt they're pure. But, what do I know?
     
  8. Caprice_Acres

    Caprice_Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are not 'scovies. Wether or not they are mules is hard to say... they do kinda remind me of 'em, but they definetely look like pekins, too.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Muscovy hens do not quack. Only hens of the mallard derived breeds "quack." They look a lot like mules, but it is difficult to make a positive evaluation from that picture-- Let me rephrase that-- I am unable to reach a positive evaluation.[​IMG]
     
  10. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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    looks like French White Production Muscovy (which get HUGE super fast) crossed with Pekin. Those are certainly not Muscovy bills - there should be a "scoop" at the end. And those are not the giant Pterodactyl feet you see on Muscovy.

    This is my drake "Big Boy", see the end of the bill and the huge paws?
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    Before they get old enough to grow full caruncles they look like this (similar to your pic):
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    Muscovy tend to be super calm and extremely curious too. I practically have to step over mine before they move out of the way. And if I'm doing something they think is interesting, the whole 30 of them will creep over quietly and get really close to check it out. Sometimes I turn around and almost trip over this giant pile of Muscovy who heard something interesting and closed in on me from behind [​IMG] LOL!
     
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